“Take 2 to 3 IIFT Mocks in the next two weeks” – ARKS Srinivas on IIFT Preparation
In continuation with the Test Prep Chats, InsideIIM hosted ARKS Srinivas – an IIM Calcutta alumnus and CEO of Vistamind for a chat session to solve all the queries related to IIFT entrance exam which is now less than 10 days away.
Max weightage is on Current Affairs. Within this – it is evenly divided around indian economy – GDP, Govt Schemes, Budget, International Eco (again whatever was headlines in news), Films, Sports, Awards, Literature, Business (Companies in news and their brands).
I want to ask that how good is IIFT for someone who wants to venture to venture into Management Consulting or Front End Investment Banking as a engineering fresher & is there any difference between the placements in IIFT Delhi & Kolkata?
Some of the Consultancy firms such as Deloitte, PwC etc have definitely picked up from IIFT. Similarly, some IBanks have given IBanking roles to IIFT students. So, if one does not get into the top 6 IIMs, FMS, XLRI, SpJain, MDI and IIT Bombay, then the next best is IIFT!
Since there is less marks per question in LR compared to DI , isn’t it recommended to give more time to DI?
If you look at the pattern of IIFT over the last FOUR years, for two of these years, the weightage for LR and DI is same (2011 and 2014) whereas for 2012 and 2013 – for DI it was 1 mark per question and for LR it was 0.75 per question. My recommendation is based on no. of questions. If the weightage is different , then adjust your timing accordingly!
How to pick the best set in DI, though every set is doable?
Instead of picking the best set, my recommendation would be to do at least TWO or THREE in each set. Despite the sets being calculation intensive, we have seen that, of the five questions per set, at least TWO of them are easier than the other THREE. Hence, this strategy may fetch more!
Any suggestions for verbal part?
For Verbal – there are a lot more Vocab, spelling oriented, questions. There are of course, para jumbles (may be two or three) and Grammar too. But, do not waste time on Vocab questions. If you do not know, get out of them after giving a brief try.
We thank ARKS for doing this!